Originally Posted by Shooter1
-Fill pot with water and lower frozen turkey in so you can mark proper level to fill with oil.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS DOESN"T ALWAYS WORK!!!!!!
the first fried turkey I made I did this water level trick. However, oil expands as it gets hot. So when doing this, note how close to the top of the pot the water line is when you have the turkey submerge. If its close to the top, then if you use that much oil, it will expand when heated and overflow. This is what happened to me. Small pot and large bird.
If you haven't gotten a fryer already, consider the Big Easy oil-less fryier. I have one and it works great. The unit costs more than a basic fryer, but you save a good bit on not needing to buy the oil.